Past events

Thu 25 October, 2012

Oxford Food Governance Group Seminar Series - Michaelmas Term 2012
The Politics and Practices of Food Governance

Speaker: Professor Alan Petersen, Monash University, Australia

Title: Governing food anxieties: The role of emotion in mothers' food practices

Venue: Barclay Room, Green Templeton College

Date: 25 October, Thursday, Week 3

Time: 11.30am - 1pm

You can now listen to this seminar as a podcast

Wed 17 October, 2012

Oxford Food Governance Group Seminar Series - Michaelmas Term 2012
The Politics and Practices of Food Governance

Speaker: Professor Charles Godfray, University of Oxford, UK

Title: The challenge of feeding 9-10 billion people by mid-century: Is it a question of supply, demand or governance?

Venue: Barclay Room, Green Templeton College

Date: 17 October, Wednesday, Week 2

Time: 11.30am - 1pm

Tue 09 October, 2012

CSAE Lunchtime Seminars

Speaker: Douglas Gollin, Department of International Development

Title: Agricultural development and structural change in African economies

Venue: Lecture Room, Manor Road Building

Date: Tuesday 9 October 2012

Time: 1:00 pm (approximately 1.5 hours)

Thu 20 September, 2012

The 2012 Oxford Nutrition Group Meeting will take place on the 20th September 2012 in the University of Oxford, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

The meeting is free to attend and lunch will be provided. To find out more information and register please go to their webpage -

If you have any questions or queries, you can contact the Oxford Nutrition Group on the following email:

Wed 05 September, 2012

This webinar is hosted by the Security and Sustainability Forum

The Security and Sustainability Forum’s free webinar, the second session in the Urbanization in a Growing World series, will explore food security. Academic and development experts will highlight food security challenges posed by a growing and urbanizing population. Discussion will include agricultural economics, agricultural aid, livestock health and urban agriculture.

Thu 12 July, 2012

Prepare for the unexpected. For two days in July, great thinkers and leaders will converge on Oxford for a new kind of forum.

From politics to philanthropy, from the arts to the military, from business to academia, Re|Source brings together the best in their fields.

Using interactive technologies, panels & debates, Re|Source will address pressing & specific resource issues & come up with original, workable ideas & untapped investment opportunities.

Wed 04 July, 2012

Taking place at SSEE, University of Oxford, Hayes House, 75 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ.

Speaker: Tim Searchinger (SSEE and OMS Visiting Fellow and Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School)

Seminar Summary: What role is growing demand for food, bioenergy and forest products playing and likely to play in deforestation and other losses of terrestrial carbon?   What role do and can yield gains and pasture intensification play in protecting forests?  Many analysts treat such gains automatically as sparing natural lands while other researchers claim that they often lead to increasing deforestation?  Should Africa’s wetter savannas be viewed as a large, environmentally low cost land reserve?  How do we know underutilized land when we see it?  Answers to these questions are often confused by various conventions and misapplications of land use and carbon accounting and by the failure to appreciate the interlinkages of land use changes worldwide. This talk will address these challenges.

Fri 22 June, 2012

TEDxHousesofParliament is the first TEDx event that the Houses of Parliament has participated in. It will convene a very special group of speakers and performers who will share their ideas inspired by the theme of Democracy.

Professor Charles Godfray, Director of the Programme on the Future of Food, is one of the speakers at this event.